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Events

Oct. 9: Pull-String Duo Premieres New Composition, "Dust Bowl Mix" by David Dvorin

Pull-String Duo: Dust Bowl Mix Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2pm in Zingg Recital Hall Free and open to the public

The Department of Music and Theatre presents the premiere of Dust Bowl Mix, a new work composed by faculty member David Dvorin for acoustic guitar, banjo, violin and electronics. Inspired by and created from the historic Library of Congress audio recordings which document the personal lives of Dust Bowl migrants in California, the piece explores themes of hope, work, family, and disillusionment drawing upon the aesthetic and music of the “dirty thirties”.

Meeting at the crossroads of jazz, folk and chamber music, David Dvorin (guitar) and Matej Seda (violin) of Pull-String create intimate ensemble performances of original compositions. The duo’s debut recording, “Left Open” was released in the Fall of 2015 by the classical and jazz label Arabesque Recordings, and is available worldwide via CD or streaming. Recently, their music was featured in the 217 Films documentary “Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA”, screened throughout the U.S.. It is immediately apparent upon first listening that the duo share a deep level of communication, building on their shared musical language to make something extraordinary. http://www.csuchico.edu/muta/events-calendar/upcoming_events.shtml http://www.pullstringduo.com

For more information contact the Department of Music and Theatre at 530-898-5152 or David Dvorin at 530-898-4848 or ddvorin@csuchico.edu

Moonlight Movies - Finding Dory: Oct. 8th @ 8:30PM

Don't miss out on our LAST Moonlight movie of the semester!

Join us for a FREE outdoor movie and popcorn on Shasta/Lassen Lawn! 

The movie starts at 8:30 PM. Don't forget to bring your blankets, chairs, and/or whatever makes you comfy on the lawn for another great outdoor movie experience! We'll have FREE popcorn and candy (while supplies last).

Contact Information: For more information call AS Productions at (530) 898-4459 or visit BMU 220. This event is brought to you by AS Productions.

All Participants are welcome. If you need disability related accommodations please call (530) 898-4459

Koffee and Kudos Today

Stop by Sapp Hall (corner of 3rd & Normal) today, 9:30 - 11 am, for Koffee and Kudos, hosted by the Chico State Alumni Association! We’ll have Krispy Kreme donuts, croissants, muffins, fruit, tea, cider and lots and lots of coffee. Everyone will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of several alumni associate prizes. Bring a non–perishable food item for the Wildcat Food Pantry and get a second raffle ticket. We’ll also have Chico Experience guides, buttons, and posters!

Fall Musical Theatre Production: "Into the Woods"

TUES-SAT, OCT. 11-15 | 7:30 PM
SUN, OCT. 16 | 2 PM
HARLEN ADAMS THEATRE

Musical theater legends Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine adopt everyone’s favorite storybook characters and blend them into one incredible evening of theater. Winner of Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score, "Into the Woods" connects the dots between “Once Upon a Time” and “Happily Ever After” and explores the question of what happens next. The 2014 film version starring Meryl Streep was nominated for three Academy Awards and grossed $213 million worldwide. Due to its mature and complex themes, incredible story, and powerful score, "Into the Woods" is one of the most enduring works by composer Stephen Sondheim. Presented by the Department of Music and Theatre. Mature content. $15 Adult | $13 Seniors | $6 Youth & CSU, Chico Students Univ. Box Office (530-898-6333) or online.

More Information: https://www.facebook.com/ChicoStateSOA/

MUTA Website

Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend

Saturday, October 8, at 10:00 AM, taste the bounty of Butte County agriculture while traveling the Sierra Oro Farm Trail.

The CSU, Chico University Farm is one of many local farms on the Sierra Oro Farm Trail that are open to the public during Passport Weekend.  Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9, 2016.   For more information visit the Sierra Oro Farm Trail website at http://www.sierraoro.org/.

Daniel Hiestand Memorial Band Concert

SAT, OCT. 1 | 7:30 PM LAXSON AUDITORIUM

Featuring the 2016 Marine Band’s March Mania Contest winner, the “Stars and Stripes Forever,” the Chico State bands and alumni invite you to join them as we honor the late Daniel Hiestand and support the scholarship in his name. The Chico State Wind Ensemble will open the first half of the concert, while the Alumni Band will round out the second half.

Free and Open to the Public MUTA Website

CSU, Chico Low Brass Choir Concert Takes Place Oct. 7

CSU, Chico Low Brass Choir Concert
FRI, OCT. 7 | 7:30 PM
ROWLAND-TAYLOR RECITAL HALL

Formed in 1995 and composed of tubas, trombones, euphoniums, and French horns, CSU, Chico’s Low Brass Choir will be presenting a concert full of highly enjoyable music from all genres! In this veritable smorgasbord of classical and jazz music, all eras of classical music, from the Renaissance to contemporary, as well as some jazz pieces and premieres, will be heard. Come enjoy instruments that composers employ to depict the Voice of God, the Voice of the Devil, and the Voice of Fatherly Figures.

This event is presented by the Department of Music and Theatre.

Free and Open to the Public

More Information • MUTA Website

Teaching International Languages Program Reception -- Thursday, September 29, 7-8 pm in BMU 211

Prospective and current students, faculty, and program alumni:

You are cordially invited to attend the Fall 2016 MA in Teaching International Languages Program reception. This event is sponsored by the Department of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and the Teaching International Languages Student Association. Light refreshments will be provided. DATE: Thursday, September 29, 2016 TIME: 7:00-8:00 P.M. LOCATION: BMU 211 Contact: Julia Kobrina-Coolidge. E-mail address: jkobrinacoolidge@csuchico.edu

"It Gets Better" Takes The Laxson Stage With a Powerful Message of Hope and Strength

Dan Savage’s three simple words—“it gets better”—reach into the hearts of our LGBTQ communities and inspire them with the message that darkness can give way to a brighter future. This moving show, produced by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, brings to life real stories from lesbian, gay, transgender, genderqueer, and straight allies from across America and infuses them with dynamic musical numbers. On Friday, October 14th, it gets better takes the Laxson stage with a powerful message of hope and strength.

For more information on this show, click here

Tickets are: $20 Adult | $18 Senior | $10 Youth | $10 Chico State Student

And are available for purchase online, or at the University Box Office

For more information, visit www.chicoperformances.com or call the University Box Office at 530-898-6333

Writer's Voice Reading by Martha Collins, Poet

Tuesday, October 4, 7:30p.m., Colusa 100A

Sponsored by the Department of English, the Humanities Center, and the College of Humanities & Fine Arts.

Writer’s Voice readings are free & open to the public.

For more information, please contact Jeanne E. Clark (jeclark2@csuchico.edu)

Martha Collins is the author, most recently, of Admit One: An American Scrapbook (Pittsburgh, 2016), Day Unto Day (Milkweed, 2014), White Papers (Pitt Poetry Series, 2012), and Blue Front (Graywolf, 2006), a book-length poem based on a lynching her father witnessed when he was five years old. Collins has also published four earlier collections of poems, three books of co-translations from the Vietnamese, and two chapbooks.

Both White Papers and Blue Front won Ohioana awards. Blue Front also won an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and was chosen as one of "25 Books to Remember from 2006" by the New York Public Library. Collins' other awards include fellowships from the NEA, the Bunting Institute, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the Witter Bynner Foundation, as well as three Pushcart Prizes, the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award, a Lannan residency grant, and the Laurence Goldstein Poetry Prize.

Collins founded the Creative Writing Program at UMass-Boston, and for ten years was Pauline Delaney Professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College. She is currently editor-at-large for Field magazine and one of the editors of the Oberlin College Press. In spring 2010, she served as Distinguished Visiting Writer at Cornell University

Department of Art & Art History BFA/MFA Open Studio Day, Thursday October 13

The Department of Art and Art History invites you to our BFA and MFA Open Studios on Thursday October 13. Each semester we schedule a day for our BFA and MFA students to display and share their artwork with faculty, students, alumni and the public. Please come and view the artwork that our students have been creating this semester. The BFA students in Studio Arts and Interior Architecture will be displaying their artwork throughout Ayres Hall and the Arts and Humanities building from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and the MFA students will be displaying their artwork in three locations in the Arts and Humanities building from 2:00- 4:00 p.m.

All visitors are welcome to the event. For a complete list of student participants and their studio locations please visit the Department of Art and Art History’s website (http://www.csuchico.edu/art/), or our office in Ayres 107.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing special accommodations or who have questions about physical access may call 530-898-5331 in advance of the event.

For more information please contact Eileen Macdonald (emacdonald1@csuchico.edu)

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Two Books Published By Department of Anthropology Professor Emerita Stacy Schaefer

Stacy B. Schaefer, Professor Emerita of the Department of Anthropology, published two books with the University of New Mexico Press.

The book Huichol Women Weavers and Shamans is the second edition of her book formerly titled To Think With a Good Heart:  Wixárika Women, Weavers and Shamans.

The second book, Amada’s Blessings from the Peyote Gardens of South Texas, has won three literary awards in 2016: the  Peter C. Rollins Book Award, from The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association; The Jim Parish Award for Documentation and Publication of Local and Regional History from the Webb County Heritage Foundation in Laredo, Texas; and is the WILLA Literary Award Finalist for Scholarly Nonfiction, from the professional writers’ organization Women Writing the West.

 

WALKTOBER Is Coming

WALKTOBER is coming! Earn a free tee when you track and enter your steps each week during the month of October! Register and pick up your pedometer at the Front Desk of the Wildcat Recreation Center!

 

 

Chico Performances Season Subscribers: Get Tickets to Gloria Steinem or Graham Nash Today

If you have purchased 5 or more different Chico Performances events to the 2016-2017 season, you qualify for a 10% discount and early purchasing of tickets to Gloria Steinem or Graham Nash, both coming to Laxson Auditorium in March. 

Season subscribers can purchase tickets to those added on events starting today.  Call the University Box Office at 898-6333 or visit them on the corner of 3rd and Chestnut Streets (open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

For more information visit ChicoPerformances.com

Adventure Outings Assistant Leader Applications Due Soon

If you are interested in joining the AO family please note that applications for this semester are due on 10/7 at 5pm.  They can be completed on Wildcat Sync using the following link:  https://orgsync.com/77386/forms/213017.

'Visual Metrics' Print Exhibition at The Turner Closes Oct. 1

The Turner Print Museum’s inaugural exhibition in its new space in the Arts and Humanities Building, 'Visual Metrics — Prints and Poetry,' continues through Oct. 1.

In collaboration with the Department of English, selected prints from the Turner Collection have served as inspiration for creative writing students, providing a relationship between poem and print that deepens our engagement with each, noted Turner Print Museum curator Catherine Sullivan.  

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Turner Website Facebook Page 

Earn a Master of Science in Mathematics Education

The MS in Mathematics Education is open to individuals who hold a single subject credential or equivalent in mathematics.  This two-year summer start program begins summer 2017 and the schedule is designed to accommodate working teachers.

Advance your professional development as a scholar and teacher leader.   The demand for teachers of mathematics is not limited to K-12, colleges and universities are experiencing a shortage as well and graduates of this program are qualified to teach at the community college level.

Financial aid, including the TEACH grant, is available for eligible students. Low-cost summer campus housing is also available for students living outside of the area.

Applications open October 1, 2016.  www.csumentor.edu

For additional information, contact the Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics:  Pamela Morrell pmorrell@csuchico.edu  or 530-898-3487.

Visit our website: www.csuchico.edu/math/graduate

 

Workshops

Confronting Our Biases

11/15/2016 (Thurs) 2-4PM Colusa 100A

Description

Confront and challenge the cultural and institutional biases that influence the ways we think, act, and navigate our lives.

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule

Visit: http://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/confronting-our-biases.shtml

Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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We will explore an exercise designed to make visible our invisible prejudices, and learn to empower each of us to build a stronger, more inclusive campus community.

Instructors:  Dr. Robert Jones (Philosophy Department), Evanne O’Donnell (Faculty Affairs), Dylan Saake (Labor Relations) and Tray Robinson (Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Multicultural and Gender Studies)

Facilitators ask that workshop enrollees complete an online exercise (https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html) prior to the workshop

Audience: Campus faculty and staff interested in creating an inclusive environment for all members of our community by discovering our own hidden biases and ways to manage them. Students are welcome as well.

Sponsors: Faculty Affairs, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and Labor Relations

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Writing for the Web & Social Media

11/09 (Wed) 9-10:30AM Colusa 100B

Description

Have you been asked to assist your department with web page editing and department social media posts? If so, then this workshop is for you!

Contract Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule
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Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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In this workshop, we’ll look at a few basic principles and practice writing copy for an online audience. We will review the characteristics of the online environment and how that influences communication strategies, discuss the needs of our audiences in the online environment and examine the challenges of capturing the attention of website and social media audiences.

Instructor: Kate Post (Digital Communications Coordinator, Public Affairs and Publications)

Audience: Faculty, staff and managers who are interested in learning tips and techniques for writing for the web and social media on behalf of the University.

Sponsor: Human Resources Service Center

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Tactical Communication

11/03 (Thurs), 9-11:30AM Colusa 100B

Description

How do you de-escalate a person in crisis?  Do you wish you had tools to help you better react to persons suffering a mental or emotional crisis?

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule

Visit: https://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/tactical-communication.shtml

Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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Tactical de-escalation communication can help.  Tactical Communication can help to calm difficult people who may be under severe emotional or other influences, redirect the behavior of hostile people, give you tools to perform professionally under all conditions and achieve the desired outcome of the encounter.

Objectives:

  • Define the dual goals of how to de-escalate a person in crisis and/or gain voluntary compliance
  • Identify the barriers to effective communication which lead to or cause resistance
  • Develop and demonstrate new skills in overcoming resistance through persuasion using tactical de-escalation methods
  • Consider the importance of an avuncular leadership style, kindness and reflective listening
  • Properly react to persons suffering a crisis and de-escalate them through the use of “grounding questions”

The instructor heavily integrates scenarios, role playing, questions and answers during the presentation to both ensure student engagement and confirm understanding. 

Instructor: Andrew Duch, Captain, Jail Commander, Butte County Sheriff’s Office

Audience: Campus employees interested in learning about tactical de-escalation communication tools.

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Accessibility 101

11/02/2016 (Wed), 2-3PM, Colusa 100B

Description

How do you ensure the information you share is “accessible”? Find out what it means to be accessible, in terms of multimedia (documents, websites, videos, blackboard, virtual meetings, etc.).

Contact Information

To Register: Login and view the Development & Training System (DTS) Schedule
Web:
https://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/accessibility-101.shtml
Event Contact: Email HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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Find out ways to make sure the software and/or hardware you use is accessible and inclusive. Learn about Universal Design, as well as resources available to help your program be more accessible. Leave with tools to help you create a more engaging learning environment. 

Instructor: Sandy Parsons, Director, Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)

Audience:  While this is workshop is open to all employees, managers and supervisors are strongly encouraged to attend.

Sponsor:  Accessibility Resource Center

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Booking Travel Soon? Use Concur

11/01/16 (Tues) 2-3PM Colusa 100B

Description

Concur is the campus online travel system for booking air travel, rental cars and hotels using our State rates. 

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule
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Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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Come learn how this system can help you with travel. If you would like a refresher on how to use this system, as well as tips and tricks, this workshop is for you.

Instructor: Melissa Taylor (Manager, Accounts Payable and Accounting Applications)

Audience: Open to all staff, faculty and managers who are interested in learning how to utilize the Concur reservation platform

Sponsor: Financial Services

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Budget 101 Training Workshop

10/20/16 (Thur), 10-11AM, Colusa 100B

Description

This workshop will provide a general overview of university funding and financial structure as it relates to budget and finance.  

Contact Information

To Register: Login and view the Development & Training System (DTS) Schedule
Web:
https://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/budget-101.shtml
Event Contact: Email HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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Learn about various university funding sources, budget allocation processes, and spending restrictions.  Get answers to your budget questions – What funds do I have?  What is self-support?  What is an auxiliary?  Who do I call for help?    

This workshop is being offered as part of a larger series sharing basic knowledge and/or a refresher of processes used on campus.  Campus Budget & Funding Basics is a presentation that is given a few times throughout the year.  Although the figures are updated to reflect current campus budget amounts, the discussion is a repeat.

Instructor: Jeni Kitchell, (University Budget Officer)

Audience: Campus employees interested in, or responsible for, department budgeting.

Sponsor:  University Budget Office

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Avoiding Bias in Hiring*

10/19/2016 (Wed), 9-11AM Colusa 100B

Description

If you are involved in hiring employees this workshop is for you.

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule

Visit: http://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/unconscious-bias-in-hiring.shtml

Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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During this overview of unconscious bias and its impact on the hiring process, you will be provided tools and strategies for ensuring that the best candidates apply and are hired for open positions. Time for discussion and opportunities to practice implementing the strategies are included in the workshop.

Instructors: Michelle Morris, Faculty Diversity Officer; Beverly Gentry, Professional Development Manager

Audience: Campus employees interested in, or responsible for, hiring personnel. Targeted towards faculty and staff search committee chairs, as well as anyone serving on search committees or interested in best practices towards hiring the best candidate for an open position.

Sponsor: Office of Diversity and Inclusion

*Workshop formerly known as: "Strategies for Avoiding Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process"

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Invest in Your Financial Future: Easy Ways to Save for Retirement

• 10/18 (Tues), 11AM-1PM Colusa 100B
• 10/18 (Tues), 2-4PM Colusa 100B

Description

Celebrate national “Save for Retirement Week” by learning how to invest in you. If you’ve not yet considered saving using a CSU retirement savings plan, come hear why you might want to start now.

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule
Visit:
https://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/invest-in-your-financial-future.shtml
Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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Celebrate National Save for Retirement Week (the third week in October) by attending this workshop!

Find out how to start saving at any point in your career and typical ways to make your savings grow. Learn some basic differences between 403b, 457 and 401K plans and what the CSU offers its state employees. Hear the options to help you begin a plan for your financial future. Investing even small amounts (e.g., $15 month) early in your career, and learning to grow your savings, can reap larger dividends than investing when you make more money later in life.

Instructor(s): Dave Schacht (Certified Financial Planner, Fidelity Investments); Johnny Chang (Retirement Specialist, Savings Plus)

Audience: The Understanding Our Benefits workshops are intended for any CSU, Chico (state) employee (and significant others) at any point in their career; in fact, the earlier the better!  While the sessions are not aimed at employees approaching retirement, they will be extremely beneficial for those who have retirement in their near horizon. Employees will be asked to register in advance, and are encouraged to bring family (spouses/partners).

Sponsor(s): Human Resources Service Center – Benefits Unit, Fidelity Investments, and SavingsPlus

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Tips for Better Business Writing

10/04/2016 (Tue), 9-10AM, Colusa 100B

Description

This workshop will help staff communicate more effectively by examining five strategies that good writers use to revise and edit their work.

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule
Visit:
https://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/basics-of-business-writing.shtml
Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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We’ll review the University Style Sheet, analyze common errors in university documents, and work on an exercise to sharpen your editorial eye.  Please bring any questions you have about business communication practices

Instructor(s): Ashley Gebb, (Publications Editor)

Audience: Faculty, staff and managers who are interested in learning how to communicate more effectively in their written communication.

Sponsor(s): Human Resources Service Center

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PeopleSoft Class Scheduling

10/13 (Thurs), 9-10:30AM SSC 410

Description

If you schedule classes in PeopleSoft, this workshop is for you!

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule

Visit: https://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/peoplesoft-class-schedule.shtml

Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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All the PeopleSoft Class Schedule basics will be covered – how to add, delete, cancel, or change existing class sections, how to add and remove instructors, enrollment controls, multi-component classes, combining classes, and so much more!  Bring your questions and get expert answers during this hands-on lab.

Instructor: Jennifer Lara (Academic Publications &Scheduling Services - APSS)

Audience: Campus employees interested in, or responsible for, academic department processes. Targeted towards new staff, chairs, as well as anyone interested in understanding the process or wanting a refresher on the topic.

Sponsors: Academic Publications & Scheduling Services, University Staff Development Programs

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CSU's Got Talent - Webcasts

10/12 (Wed) "Changing the Conversation: Principles of Conflict Resolution," 10-11 AM

Description

CSU Systemwide Professional Development presents CSU's GOT TALENT, live webcasts highlighting the most sought-after presentations on CSU campuses.

Contact Information

WEBCAST LINK: http://coconnect.calstate.edu/CGT

Technical questions: Contact Jennifer Wicks, Executive Producer, at jwicks@calstate.edu or 562-951-4525 prior to webcast day.

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WEBCAST LINK: http://coconnect.calstate.edu/CGT

Please login as a “guest” and then type in your CAMPUS/Your Full Name (i.e CSULB/Steven Spielberg). See flier with details about the presentation and presenter. Listen to the audio via your computer speakers. Also available: join from your mobile device by downloading the Adobe Connect app!

All CSU staff and faculty are invited to attend this free webcast training! No registration necessary, limited to the first 200 logins (multiple viewers can sit in the same room and use one link.)

UPCOMING CSU'S GOT TALENT WEBCASTS - Mark your calendar:

  • September 22 (@2pm) - “Facilitating Virtual Collaboration” with Rachel S. Smith, Senior Consultant and Director of Digital Facilitation      Services for The Grove Consultants International
  • October  12 (@10am)- “Changing the Conversation: Principles of Conflict Resolution” with Dana Caspersen, Conflict Engagement Specialist (an encore presentation by popular demand!)
  • November  3 (@10am) - “Build a Workplace People Love, Just Add Joy” with Rich      Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations

DID YOU MISS IT?

Watch the recordings of previous webcasts at https://centralstationu.skillport.com Search: CSU’s Got Talent (click View All to see all of the episodes)

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Caregiver Support Group

9/13 (Tues) 12-1PM CANCELLED
Next session: 10/11 (Tues) 12-1PM

Description

Passages Caregiver Resource Center is facilitating a caregiver support group for faculty and staff.

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule

Visit: http://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/caregiver-support-group.shtml

Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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We welcome those new to caregiving, those who anticipate caregiving, and those for whom caregiving is already a way of life. You will find information, resources, encouragement, & answers to difficult questions. Please feel free to drop in on any session (no need to enroll via the DTS).  For more information about the group, please contact Nancy Khanchandani at 898-5228.

Instructor: Nancy Khanchandani, Social Worker and Caregiver Advocate

Audience: Open to staff, faculty and managers

Sponsor: Passages Caregiver Resource Center and the University Staff Development Programs

Registration

Login to the Development & Training System (DTS) > select the Schedule tab > click the workshop title > Register > Close Window

Future Session dates:

  • October  11, 2016, 12:00-1:00PM, Selvester’s Café, Room 104
  • November  08, 2016, 12:00-1:00PM, Selvester’s Café, Room 104
  • December 13, 2016, 12:00-1:00PM, Selvester’s Café, Room 104

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Effectiveness Institute - Webinars

• 10/11 (Tues) 11AM-12PM
   “People – Difficult or Different”

• 11/2 (Wed) 11AM-12PM   
“6 Essentials for Teams That Work”

• 12/1 (Thur) 11AM-12PM
   "Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos"

Description

Do you shy away from conflict?  In organizations across the world conflict is avoided.  Expectations go unmet, values are violated, and overall under performance exists because people do not know how to effectively resolve issues without resorting and the use of power.

Contact Information

Register: Free webinar registration is required through the Effectiveness Institute
Questions?
Contact the Effectiveness Institute or view list of webinars

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Effectiveness Institute offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of organizations. Content areas include Behavior Styles, Teamwork, Conflict, Managing, Coaching, Presentation Skills and Interviewing.

Sponsor: Effectiveness Institute

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Recruitment Life Cycle

• 10/11 (Tues), 9-10:30AM, Colusa 100B
• 11/10 (Thurs), 2-3:30PM, Colusa 100A

Description

Join us to walk through the life cycle of a recruitment for staff and management, understand the “why” behind the steps, and learn how to make your recruitment flow more smoothly.

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule

Visit: http://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/recruitment-life-cycle.shtml

Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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Hiring managers and committee chairs play a critical role in this process and set the tone and speed of the recruitment.  Hear and share tips and tricks and find out what changes we’ve made in response to customer feedback!

Instructor: Employment Services

Audience: For Chico State managers and staff.   Targeted towards campus employees interested in, or responsible for, hiring staff and managers.  (Note: this workshop does not cover faculty recruitment or student hiring.)

Sponsor: Human Resources Service Center

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Safe Zone Ally Training

10/10 (Mon) 10AM-12PM Colusa 100B

Description

The Safe Zone program is a 2-hour introductory training that invites participants to learn about LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff. The session explores issues of sexual identity, gender identity, and gender expression.

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule

Visit: http://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/safe-zone-ally-training.shtml

Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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Safe Zone’s purpose is to make our campus a safer and freer environment for all members of our community. The session provides education about homophobia, transmisogyny, cis-and heterosexism with the goal of reducing fear, challenging unconscious bias, and creating a safe haven for individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer or Questioning, and Asexual (LGBTQ+).

Participants will be provided tools to encourage a welcoming and inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Individuals that attend the training are encouraged to be Safe Zone Allies.  Allies provide a safe haven, a listening ear, or open accessibility for the LGBTQ+ community who are in need of advice or services from that individual.  The Safe Zone program provides participants with training, information, and community resources to those who express interest in becoming a Safe Zone Ally.

Instructor(s): Tray Robinson (Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion) and Lindsay Briggs (Assistant Professor, Health and Community Services Department)

Audience: Campus faculty and staff interested in creating an inclusive environment for all members of our community. Students are also welcome.

Sponsor: Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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Budget 201 Lab: Building Your Budget Tool

• 10/05 (Wed), 2-3PM SSC 410
• 10/06 (Thurs), 10-11AM SSC 410
• 10/12 (Wed), 9:30-10:30AM SSC 410
• 10/13 (Thurs), 2-3PM SSC 410

Description

As follow-up to Budget 201, enroll in this hands-on lab to build a custom budget tool for your department and learn how to use it.

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule
Visit:
https://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/budget-201-lab.shtml
Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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This hands-on computer lab will share how to import data from Insight, input and clear projections, and customize pivot tables within the tool to provide the information your department needs. If you’ve heard about the tool or are looking for a new way to monitor and reconcile your budget, please sign up and let us help you!

Prerequisite: We highly recommend also enrolling in the “Budget 201: How to Monitor your Budget” before completing this workshop.  Also, recommended: Budget 101.

Instructor(s): Jessica Anderson (Accounting Technician, University Budget Office); Darleen Sowers (Assistant Budget Analyst, University Budget Office)

Audience: Administrative Support Assistants, Administrative Support Coordinators, Administrative Analyst/Specialists or any position that helps monitor or makes budgeting decisions.

Sponsor(s): University Budget Office

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Course and University Curriculum Process Steps

10/5/2016 (Wed) 2-4PM Colusa 100B

Description

If you are involved in a Course Proposal or Change Request (CPCR), this workshop is for you. 

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule

Visit: http://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/course-univ-curriculum-process.shtml

Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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During this broad overview of student course and program development, you will be provided tools, tips and tricks that will make the process easier for you to manage. Bring your favorite question to share at the end of the workshop.

The workshop will address:

  • Using the CPCR online form
  • Understanding what necessitates a program change and advertising
  • Realizing how the online Academic Department Manual can help you
  • Finding all uses of a course in other programs – in moments
  • Identifying deadlines, and what drives them
  • Connecting when CPCR data transfers to the campus catalog, schedule build, and PeopleSoft
  • Sharing FAQs, best practices and lessons learned

Instructor: Nicol Gray, Undergraduate Education Curriculum Coordinator; Holly Ferguson, Academic Publications & Scheduling Services Lead

Audience: Campus employees interested in, or responsible for, academic department processes. Targeted towards new staff, chairs, as well as anyone interested in understanding the process or wanting a refresher on the topic.

Sponsor: Undergraduate Studies, Academic Publications & Scheduling Services, University Staff Development Programs

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Writing Workshop Today

The Student Learning Center is offering a writing workshop!  Join Caroline Prieto in Meriam 226 on Thursday, September 29 at 3pm to learn methods for improving your writing skills! Workshops are offered free! To find out about future workshops, check the SLC website and announcements for updates.

To reserve a spot in a workshop, students should sign up in advance here: http://tinyurl.com/slcworkshopsignup. Additional workshops for the rest of the semester will be scheduled soon.

Adulting 101 Personal Finance Workshop Tonight

Our Adulting 101 Personal Finance workshop is TONIGHT from 6-7:30pm. Join us for the TED Talks of Chico State in BMU 210. FREE PIZZA and it is recommended to arrive 10 minutes early! Earn SOLE Credits for your club! Send two or more members to any Adulting 101 Workshop and earn $25 good toward print services at Rapid Copy or food from AS Catering.

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